Blotter: February 25, 2009

Burglary alleged in arrest

•  Authorities said Monday that 28-year-old Derek Michael Modak of Grand Junction was arrested on charges of burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a Jan. 16 burglary at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins.
Two 13-year-old boys were issued summonses on burglary charges in that burglary and were released to their parents. Their names weren’t released.

Mom, son accused of theft

•  A Fruita mother and her son were in Mesa County Jail on Tuesday each on a charge of theft of between $1,000 to $20,000. According to an arrest affidavit, James Ryan Ullrich, 21, 1484 18 Road, had people cash personal checks or wrote out checks to people who in turn gave him cash for checks that later bounced. James Ryan Ullrich asked his mother, Karen Renee Ullrich, 62, to write out checks to a friend that he later cashed, but Karen Ullrich appeared drowsy from medication while doing this and later did not remember writing them, the affidavit said.
Karen Ullrich received a $7,500 personal recognizance bond and James Ullrich, who was on probation during the time of his arrest Monday, was handed a $7,500 cash bond.

Teens accused of arson

•  Three teenagers were arrested Monday after they allegedly set fire to a slide at Westlake Skate Park next to West Middle School, police said Tuesday.
Two boys, ages 15 and 16, and a 16-year-old girl were taken to the Division of Youth Corrections and could face felony charges of second-degree arson and criminal mischief.
A witness reported a fire around 2:15 p.m. Monday at the skate park, 325 W. Orchard Ave. An officer arrived and found that the teens had set fire to a notebook on a slide at the park, police spokeswoman Kate Porras said.
“They did some significant damage to the slide,” she said.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•   Property valued at less than $1,000 was taken from a home in the 300 block of Ridges Boulevard.

•   Prescription pills valued at more than $1,000 were taken from a pharmacy in the 2000 block of North Seventh Avenue.

•  Someone ordered a computer valued at more than $1,000 through a church account and never paid for the item. The church is in the 700 block of 24 1/2 Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•   Compact discs valued at about $770 were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3100 block of Travee Court.


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